Monday, March 23, 2009
Medical Tourism, Revisited
Chaos has remarked upon this phenomenon several times in the past, both because of personal experience with the dysfunctional, expensive, highly wasteful US healthcare system and because well, there just doesn't seem to be a viable solution, now or in the future, other than going abroad for medical treatment if one is un- or under-insured. At any rate, the nation's paper of record has now "discovered" the practice, which would not be particularly notable save for the helpful hints at the bottom of the piece. Give it a read, and contemplate the implications of a civilized society whose values are such that it regards medical care as a profitable commodity, and which leaves upwards of 50 million of its citizens uninsured.